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Health bosses in Staffordshire are urging Lichfield and Burntwood residents to make sure residents to make sure they follow new coronavirus guidance on self-isolation.

The Government has confirmed that people displaying COVID-19 symptoms will now need to self-isolate for ten days.

The figure had previously been seven days.

Dr Richard Harling, Staffordshire County Council’s director of health and care said:

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“From now on anyone who shows symptoms such as a new continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss of taste or smell, should self-isolate for 10 days.

“We’re learning about this virus all the time and evidence shows there is a possibility that some people can still be infectious between seven and nine days of falling ill.

“We’ve already seen in Staffordshire that relaxed vigilance about hygiene and social distancing can lead to more transmissions and I would urge anyone who thinks they are ill to follow the guidance.”

Dr Richard Harling


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  1. I will do everything possiable to stop the spread of coronavirus I hope every one else listens yo every thing you have said do every one has the best chance go protect themselves from getting this killer virus thank you for caring about every one

  2. Hi
    I like to comment I notice people coming in city. People not doing government orders. People not accept responsibility of there own life and other. Local authorities need to be in city’s day and night to Watch and worning people people’s activity and explain. People’s to be keep I meters part. And face mask must on. Nothing people doing nothing.

  3. Its plainly clear that there are people out there going into the shops, (small ones) and are not adhering to the law of wearing face covering. Also the shops are not enforcing it. They should be fined to. Look what it’s done to Leicester where I work!

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